Originally from Boston, I went from college in New York State to a job as at an academic science lab in San Diego. I now reside in San Francisco and work for a bio-pharma company as a researcher. I love taking advantage of the range of activities available within and just outside of the city. Among other things, I love to hike/backpack, bicycle and I love dogs. I consciously keep an open mind, which means I love to be challenged to experience life from many different angles - traveling is a great way to do so!